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Rising Senior Summer – Be Prepared for Fall Apps

For many of you, it’s hard to believe just months from now as senior year is starting you’ll need to be ready to apply to college. That statement may leave many of you feeling behind. So how do you maximize summer so you’re ready and not overwhelmed come fall? 1. Finalize list for application. Most college applications go online August 1st, including the Common App which over 500 colleges use. LEAP recommends you start these apps when they come available to so they don’t crowd your fall schedule when you’ll have a lot more to do. To be ready to … Continue reading

PLAN B: Dealing with College Rejection

Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression. ACCEPTANCE. The cycle of mourning may be new to teens who’ve likely not experienced much disappointment in life, but those whose Plan A for college is thwarted by rejection from their first choice college will need to embark on the cycle and move through it quickly. With many decisions already in hand and the rest coming by April 1st, it doesn’t leave much time before May 1st deposits are due. Once you’ve reached the acceptance stage, you need to dig deep to come up with PLAN B. Denial – Not Possible All over college discussion boards, … Continue reading

The Importance of a Solid High School Resume

Resume.  That one word likely conjures up thoughts of job hunts after college.  Back way up and think college hunt. Putting together an actual resume as early in high school as possible will ultimately save time and help promote the college bound student.  LEAP’s Resume Workshop actively engages students in not only formatting their resumes, but first drives home the importance of each piece on the resume: academic profile and awards, in-school activities, out of school activities, volunteerism, work and more. By putting together the resume and revisiting it often – LEAP suggests at the end of each major grading … Continue reading

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